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EXTRA DATE ADDED – Thu 5 May 7.30pm

After an unparalleled career as one of the world’s foremost ballet stars, Carlos Acosta presents his final classical ballet programme.

From humble beginnings in Cuba to performing on some of the world’s biggest stages, Carlos Acosta has had an incredible career. He has played many of ballet’s most iconic roles including Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Basilio in Don Quixote and The Prince in Nutcracker.

He has worked with leading international ballet companies including Ballet National de Cuba, The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Houston Ballet, written two novels and appeared in two feature films.

For his final UK tour dancing classical works, he performs excerpts from his favourite ballet repertoire alongside an incredible cast of dancers from Cuba, with Manchester Camerata – a full live orchestra.

Carlos Acosta with Guest Artists from Cuba
A Classical Farewell (Tour)


Angelus (Suite 4-3rd movt)

Swan Lake – white swan pas de deux act 2, adagio
Choreography by Marius Petipa
Music by Tchaikovsky

La Sylphide – Act 2 Pas de deux
Choreography by August Bournonville
Music by H Lovenskjold

Winter Dreams pas de deux
Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan
Music by Tchaikovsky

Air de Ballet (Suite 4-2nd movt)

Dying Swan
Choreography by Michel Fokine
Music by Camille Saint-Saens

Diana & Acteon pas de deux
Choreography by Agrippina Vaganova
Music by Riccardo Drigo



Fête bohême (Suite 4-4th movt)

End of Time
Choreography by Ben Stevenson
Music by Rachmaninoff
Sonata in G Minor (third movement)

A Buenos Aires
Choreography by Gustavo Mollajolli
Music by Astor Piazzolla (“Primavera Portena”)

Je ne regrette rien
Choreography by Ben Van Cauwenbergh
Performed to Edith Piaf’s Je ne regrette rien

Les Bourgeois
Choreography by Ben Van Cauwenbergh
Performed to Jacques Brel’s Les Bourgeois

Choreography by Carlos Acosta
Music by George Bizet Arr. Martin Yates

Choreography by Jose Garcia
Music taken from Jules Massenet’s ballet “Le Cid”

Angelus (Suite 4-3rd movt)

Programme subject to change


Prices and discounts subject to change
Discounts & Concessions


We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome. For further queries on the information below please contact Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000.


£10 off Fri 6 May 7.30pm, price bands A+-C (limited availability)
£5 off A+/A, £4 off B, £3 off C both performances (limited availability)


Price bands A-C
10+ tickets – Save £3 per ticket
20+ tickets – Save £4 per ticket
35+ tickets – Save £5 per ticket , plus 1 FREE ticket
(includes £1 transaction fee)
Please be aware that discounts are not applicable within the following areas:
Price Band A+ Stalls rows A-K
Price Band A+ Circle rows A-K

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£3 discount, both performances, price bands A-C


£5 off each ticket in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.

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Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.

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